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Ananda Rangapillai Library                     
Pondicherry University

General Rules

  • The users should enter their membership number, name and the entry time in the gate register kept at the security counter while they enter inside the library. Similarly; when they leave the library the leaving time should be entered in the gate register.
  • Silence must be observed inside the library and loud talking is prohibited in all parts of the library. As the library is the place of individual study and research, members should conduct themselves to maintain an atmosphere conducive to this. Use of mobile phone inside the library is not permitted. Photography/videography inside the library is prohibited normally, but special permission can be obtained.
  • Books should be handled with care. Marking on books is most objectionable and may lead to cancellation of membership privileges. Our University Library is following Open Access System and hence the members have the privilege of direct access to book shelves in the Stack and Reference and Reading Hall. It is important that the classified arrangements of books according to the numbers, is maintained in the shelves for the convenience of the members themselves. A book could be freely taken out of the shelves, on no account should they be reshelved by the members as they lead to misplacement of books. Such books may be left on the nearest table and the same will be shelved by the Library Staff.
  • Members utilising the On-line Journals and Internet Browsing facilities, should enter the member number, name, login time and logout time in the register kept for this purpose in the respective section:
  • Users are requested not to leave any personal belongings like laptops etc. unattended. The Library will not be responsible for the loss of the same.
  • For better use of the Library, members can approach the library staff.
  • Vehicles should not be parked in front of the library building and should be parked on the stand provided for the purpose on the western side of the library.
  • Any infringement of the above will render the privilege of admission to and borrowing books from the library liable to forfeiture.

  • Tampering of RFID book tags :
    Deliberate tampering of RFID tags and unauthorised exit of books will invite penalty upto Rs.5000/- and suspension of membership. However, a minimum penalty of Rs. 100/- will be charged for loss of RFID tags due to ignorance, subject to the return of book in good condition. In case, if the book is partially damaged, a sum of Rs. 300/- will be collected towards binding charges or alternatively the member can replace the book as per the Library norms. Fixing the penalty and deciding other actions in this regard is at the sole discretion of the University Librarian.